Dresden Revises Social Distancing, Curfew
DRESDEN (May 19) — The City of Dresden revised its social distancing restrictions and curfew requirements.
As of Monday, May 18, the City of Dresden opened Wilson Park’s playground area, walking track, and pavilion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Social Distancing guidelines will be observed and groups should be limited to 10 persons or fewer and total occupancy in the park is set at 40 persons at any time.
The park may be accessed through the gate located on South Parkway Street across from the Civic Center. Notice is given the City of Dresden is not sanitizing playground equipment or picnic tables at the park. Rest rooms remain closed for the present time.
Ballfields remain closed and no team sports activities are planned or scheduled at the park. The situation will be re-evaluated at the end of May based upon current data available from the Tennessee Department of Health.
The curfew in effect in Dresden is revised to begin at 10 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. The start time for the curfew is being moved back. The curfew will be applicable to vehicular traffic, pedestrians walking upon the streets and sidewalks in the city, and use of all city-owned facilities that are not otherwise closed. Exceptions to the curfew is persons transiting by vehicles through the City of Dresden, individuals driving or walking to a place of employment or legitimate business activities, and persons en route by vehicle to destinations outside the city.
The Walking Trail remains open during daylight hours to pedestrian traffic, but persons using the trail are required to maintain a minimum of six-foot separation and use of other social distancing guidelines published by the CDC.
The City of Dresden encourages our most vulnerable citizens, which includes persons 60 years of age and older, persons with cardiac or respiratory issues, diabetics, the obese, and persons with auto-immune disorders to shelter in place at home and limit social interactions with families and friends.
The use of masks when shopping or out in public is encouraged.